Welcome to Castleton Historical Society’s website
Our next meeting will be on Thursday, October 21 when Cheryl Williams will give a talk on ‘The History of Zoos’. Cheryl lives in Castleton and is a Director of the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, having been involved as a founder and CEO.
You can visit the CHS Activities page for descriptions of earlier talks including links to watch ‘The Bootmakers’ Strike in Eyam & Stoney Middleton’ & ‘The Origins of The Castleton Garland’.
The Derbyshire village of Castleton developed as a settlement in the 12th century when the Norman fortress of Peveril Castle was built there. It lies in the Peak District National Park, the oldest National Park in the UK. Castleton Historical Society was founded in 1973 as a voluntary group with the aim of researching and promoting the history of the Village through a programme of events, displays and talks. This website provides information about our meetings, research activities, publications, events and The Castleton Museum for which CHS is responsible. New members are always welcome.
The Castleton Museumis an accredited museum housed at Castleton Visitor Centre, Buxton Rd. The Centre is a joint partnership between The Peak District National Park Authority and CHS and has just been re-opened after a major refurbishment. The Museum has also been redesigned with a new layout, displays and a wall size screen for digital presentations.
You can find the Visitor Centre here Castleton Visitor Centre
Visit the CHS Blog for our latest news, including the Castleton Dig Diary.